Everton outcast James Rodriguez is set to leave the club and will be signing for Qatari club Al Rayyan.
Fabrizio Romeo reported the news via his Twitter page. It seems that the deal has been completed. A teaser video was released by the club before an official announcement.
See Romano’s tweet below for details…
Medical already completed. James is now ready to leave European football. pic.twitter.com/Sn8viJTzd2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 22, 2021
Rodriguez joined Everton from Real Madrid in the summer of 2020 and started brightly at Goodison Park, showing the kind of talent that had previously seen him regarded as one of the finest players in Europe.
The Colombian national joined The Toffees in order to play under former boss Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti, who was in his second stint at Real Madrid as manager, resigned at 2021’s transfer window.
Rodriguez has been frozen out of the club since new boss Rafael Benitez took charge, with Rodriguez even admitting to his followers on the streaming site Twitch that he did not know the club had a game against Leeds, as reported by the Liverpool Echo and others.
Rodriguez, 30, made 26 appearances for Everton. He scored six goals and assisted five more. Most of these came in a bright first month for him before injuries forced him to withdraw from the sport.
Rodriguez rose to fame during the 2014 World Cup, where he won the Golden Boot and helped Colombia progress to the quarter-finals by scoring in every game along the way, including his Puskas aware winning volley against Uruguay.